Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3830
First Term: 2017 Spring   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 64-77
CIP Code: 15.0506
Occupational Area: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 51-8031 


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Water Resources Technologies program is designed to prepare students in theoretical and practical hands-on training in the monitoring of water quality and quantity as well as in water, wastewater, and industrial wastewater treatment. The emphasis is on federal, state, county, and city regulations affecting water quality and quantity management in addition to water/wastewater treatment. The students take part in the operation, calibration, and maintenance of water monitoring field instruments and water and wastewater treatment monitor field equipment.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester:
Track I: Hydrologic Studies
Track II: Water and Wastewater Treatment




Required Courses
Students must select one (1) of two (2) tracks:

Track I: Hydrologic Studies: Credits: 44

BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) 3

OSH106AA Industrial Safety 3

+ WRT100 Introduction to Water Resources 3
+ WRT102 Water Resources Computations and Data Analysis 3
+ WRT117 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
+ WRT125 Surveying for Water Resources 2
+ WRT130 Groundwater Hydrology 3
+ WRT140 Water Quality for Treatment Industry 3
+ WRT140LL Water Quality for Treatment Industry Laboratory 1
+ WRT150 Introduction to Surface Water Data Collection 3
+ WRT152 Water Resources Field Investigations I: Surface Water and Groundwater 3
WRT190AA Water Resources Technologies Seminar 1
+ WRT240 Water Quality 3
+ WRT240LL Water Quality Field Techniques 1
+ WRT250 Surface Water Hydrology 3
+ WRT252 Water Resources Field Investigations II: Surveying and Surface Water 3
+ WRT260 Applied Hydrology: Groundwater, Surface Water and Water Quality 3


Track II: Water and Wastewater Treatment: Credits: 42

BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) 3

OSH106AA Industrial Safety 3

+ WRT100 Introduction to Water Resources 3
+ WRT102 Water Resources Computations and Data Analysis 3
+ WRT103 Industrial Pretreatment 3
+ WRT110 Principles of Water Treatment Plant Operations 3
+ WRT115 Water Technology Calculations 3
+ WRT121 Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants 3
+ WRT140 Water Quality for Treatment Industry 3
+ WRT140LL Water Quality for Treatment Industry Laboratory 1
WRT190AA Water Resources Technologies Seminar 1
+ WRT204 Water/Wastewater Maintenance/Mechanical Systems 3
+ WRT205 Power and Instrumentation 3
+ WRT221 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants Administration 3
+ WRT240 Water Quality 3
+ WRT240LL Water Quality Field Techniques 1
Credits: 42-44

Program Competencies
Track I: Hydrologic Studies
1. Demonstrate computer skills. (BPC110, CIS105)
2. Maintain a safe working environment as outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. (OSH106AA)
3. Apply theoretical concepts of hydrology to real-life, work situations. (OSH106AA, WRT260)
4. Define specific terms associated with water resources computations and data analysis. (WRT102)
5. Calculate specific mathematical water resources problems. (WRT102)
6. Conduct water budget study. (WRT100, WRT130, WRT150, WRT152, WRT250, WRT252)
7. Explain principles of hydrology to include, ground water, surface water, water quality, water purification, and water pollution. (WRT100, WRT150)
8. Evaluate and report on the conditions of a stream reach. (WRT117, WRT125, WRT150, WRT152, WRT240, WRT240LL, WRT250, WRT252, WRT260)
9. Evaluate and report on conditions of a ground water body. (WRT117, WRT130, WRT152)
10. Evaluate and report water quality conditions of surface water and groundwater. (WRT117, WRT130, WRT150, WRT152, WRT240, WRT240LL, WRT250, WRT252)
11. Use plane-surveying techniques to determine the cross section of a stream reach. (WRT125)
12. Describe the procedure for conducting field reconnaissance after a storm event. (WRT125, WRT150, WRT152, WRT240, WRT240LL, WRT250, WRT252)
13. Conduct statistical analyses and report on the status of a specific body of water located in the United States. (WRT130, WRT150, WRT152, WRT240, WRT240LL, WRT250, WRT252)
14. Demonstrate proper maintenance and care of water resources equipment. (WRT140LL, WRT152, WRT240LL, WRT252)
15. Perform specific analytical studies of water and wastewater samples. (WRT140LL, WRT240LL)
16. List job opportunities, qualifications, and certification requirements of hydrologic technicians (WRT190AA)

Track II: Water and Wastewater Treatment
1. Demonstrate computer skills. (BPC110, CIS105)
2. Maintain a safe working environment as outlined by federal and state regulations. (OSH106AA)
3. Define specific terms associated with water resources computations and data analysis. (WRT102)
4. Calculate specific water resources problems. (WRT102)
5. Describe the Safe Water Drinking Act and its implementation. (WRT100, WRT110, WRT140, WRT240)
6. Describe the stages of the natural and societal water cycles and the public controls components of the societal water cycle. (WRT100, WRT110)
7. Prepare, analyze, interpret and report results of water and wastewater sample testing. (WRT103, WRT110, WRT115, WRT121, WRT140, WRT140LL, WRT240LL)
8. Describe the types, functions, layout of and equipment used in water and wastewater treatment facilities. (WRT110, WRT204, WRT221)
9. Explain procedures for startup, operation, maintenance and shutdown of various water and wastewater treatment processes and equipment. (WRT110, WRT121, WRT204, WRT221)
10. List the criteria by which water quality is judged for potable, industrial and agricultural use. (WRT110, WRT140, WRT240)
11. Identify and describe the common diseases associated with water supply and sewage and identify methods employed by the industry to survey and control disease transmission. (WRT121, WRT140, WRT240)
12. Describe and list examples of chemical, physical, biological principles and processes as applied to water and wastewater treatment. (WRT110, WRT121)
13. List job opportunities, qualifications, and certification requirements of water and wastewater treatment plant and distribution operators. (WRT110, WRT121, WRT190AA)
14. Describe the composition, characteristics and properties of water and wastewater. (WRT103, WRT110, WRT121, WRT140, WRT240)
15. Compute water and wastewater systems calculations. (WRT115)
16. Demonstrate monitoring duties of the water and wastewater treatment operator. (WRT110, WRT115, WRT121, WRT140, WRT140LL, WRT240, WRT240LL)
17. Describe the areas of safety to be considered in water and wastewater treatment, storage and laboratory testing. (WRT103, WRT140, WRT140LL, WRT221)
18. Demonstrate proper operation, maintenance, and care of water and wastewater treatment equipment. (WRT204, WRT205)
19. Describe the operation, components, and trouble-shooting procedures for motors, transformers, and electrical circuits. (WRT205)
20. Describe the operation, components, and trouble-shooting procedures for process control instrumentation. (WRT205)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 28, 2016

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